Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
From: "Trudy Barch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"The young gal is telling me strongly not to include the 2nd wife or her children.
She says the 2nd wife was a mean person and they have not spoken to her since dad
Since the woman's children are not the offspring of your cousin, I would not
include them (unless he adopted them), but I would include the name of his second
wife. I would try to explain to the young lady that it is not a good practice to
leave a spouse out of the record, even if they are not nice people. I would tell
her that you are leaving the children out because they are not related.
I personally would include the names of her children in the notes for her, with a
statement that they resided with their mother and her husband during their
We walk a fine line when we are asked to change or omit facts.
Immediate Past President
Jewish Genealogy society of Greater Washington
Project Manager Jews Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Co-Chair 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy